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GET THE GRANADA THEATER GOING!

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT IN THE RESTORATION
OF THIS HISTORIC THEATER

CAMPAIGNS AND EVENTS
ACT ONE
& TWO

This campaign will fund general operating expenses and repairs. With a gift of $2000, donors will be recognized With an exclusive invitation to the inaugural opening and a commemorative memorial. 

PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEATS

Once completed, this campaign will fund the general repairs of the Granada Theater. With a gift of $1000, donors will be recognized with a commemorative memorial in the theater's lobby. 

Your gift of any amount will help to install new lights, camera equipment, and electronics for production and cinematic programming. 

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
THE GRANADA THEATRE, 1928

The Granada Theater opened January 2, 1928, with Mary Astor in "Rose of the Golden West."

The Granada Theater was modernized in 1949 to the plans of architect E. H. Geissler. The theater was built for Vaudeville Acts and brought many talents to the area such a Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Greer Carson

PRESERVATION STARTS WITH YOU!

As part of the preservation and restoration of the City of Bluefield, the Bluefield Preservation Society's current project is the restoration of the historic Granada Theater, located on 537 Commerce Street.

The theater, which was closed in 1977, with your support, will soon come back to life. 

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Replaced the Granada roof
     

  • Replaced the Granada marquee
     

  • The exterior of the Granada cleaned
     

  • Replaced and re-glazed windows on the Granada
     

  • Paid over $100K for the architect and engineer's complete construction documents

WURLITZER STYLE EX, OPUS 1790 THEATRE ORGAN 

The organ was installed and was opened by organist A.A. Ritter. The organ left the Granada many years ago and was taken to the Evans Theater in Indiana. From there it was transferred to Huntington and installed at the Keith Albee Theater.

A former resident of Bramwell, West Virginia, discovered the organ while teaching at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

RETURNED TO BLUEFIELD IN 2015

The organ became available when the Keith Albee's original organ was found. 

The organ was returned to Bluefield in 2015 and is being reassembled by a specialized group. 

ABOUT US

The Bluefield Preservation Society was founded in 2012 to protect rich local history while revitalizing the Great Bluefield Community.  We believe that Bluefield has a rich heritage worthy of preserving. 

CONTACT US

(304) 589-4044
 

P.O. Box 4044
Bluefield, WV 24701

 

bluefieldpreservation@gmail.com

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